[GE users] Parallel 'make'

Rayson Ho rayrayson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 21:51:44 BST 2008


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David,

Does interactive job work?? Can you run "qrsh hostname"??

Rayson



On 6/2/08, David Olbersen <dolbersen at nextwave.com> wrote:
> Reuti,
>
> No firewalls, no other parallel integration at all.
> Most of our jobs are numerous runs of single-threaded applications, with
> different input for each run.
> Now one of my users has asked if they can run "make" on the cluster to
> get some speed benefit.
> This is to be the first parallel application.
>
> --
> David Olbersen
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Reuti [mailto:reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de]
> Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 1:30 PM
> To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
> Subject: Re: [GE users] Parallel 'make'
>
> Hi,
>
> Am 02.06.2008 um 19:34 schrieb David Olbersen:
>
> > I must be missing something, but I thought it would be pretty
> > straightforward to run `make` via `qmake` to get some parallel
> > advantage. It looks like this was a bad assumption. All the
> > documentation I could find mentions using LAM, MPI, or some other
> > extra application: is that really required to get "make" running on a
> > few machines in my cluster?
> >
> > Here's what I've tried so far:
> >
> > % qmake -cwd -V -pe test1 1-8 -q rfic -l arch=lx24-x86 --
> > PLATFORM=nw2000e
> > qmake: *** Warning: File `builds/nw2000e-debug-opt-rvct-3.0b617-
> > threadx42/depends.mak' has modification time in the future
> > (2008-06-02 10:20:40 > 2008-06-02 10:20:30)
> > sge-alfrodull-069.eng.atg.nw.net
> > error: executing task of job 435644 failed:
> > qmake: *** remote_status: No child processes.  Stop.
> > qmake: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
> > qmake: *** remote_status: No child processes.  Stop.
> >
> > ... which exits very quickly and doesn't really do any builds.
> >
> > % qmake -cwd -V -q rfic -l arch=lx24-x86 -- PLATFORM=nw2000e
> > qmake: *** Warning: File `builds/nw2000e-debug-opt-rvct-3.0b617-
> > threadx42/depends.mak' has modification time in the future
> > (2008-06-02 10:16:40 > 2008-06-02 10:16:30) dynamic mode Build info:
> > nw2000e-debug-opt-rvct-3.0b617-threadx42 Mon Jun 2 10:16:30 PDT 2008
> > dolbersen at sge-alfrodull-071 dynamic mode dynamic mode dynamic mode
> > dynamic mode dynamic mode dynamic mode dynamic mode dynamic mode
> > dynamic mode dynamic mode dynamic mode dynamic mode
> > error: error waiting on socket for client to connect: Interrupted
> > system call
>
> other parallel apps are running using a Tight Integration? Any firewall?
> - Reuti
>
> >
> > ... which does each job one at a time, as though I'd just run
> > "make" -- no advantage at all.
> >
> > Can anybody help? Pointing me to documentation should be more than
> > enough -- I've not been able to find what I'm looking for.
> >
> > David Olbersen
> >
> >
>
>
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